An update this week for the sims 4, bringing the game up to version 1.97.42, was supposed to make some fixes and tweaks under the hood. Instead, it has screwed up a lot of faces.
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Many users quickly noticed that after installing the update, their characters looked a bit different. As Sean explains in a Tweet, “After today’s patch, all my previously created sims have a face bug. The eyes are oddly shaped and the mouth has an odd bite. Even resetting the eyes to a new preset doesn’t work to fix it!”
Check out Sean’s character here. Who was handsome before the updateand he’s still handsome in his own unique way, I guess after, though now in an unintended way. “I’m a model squinting at the menu while standing in line at McDonalds”, or “I’m too high to have left the house, I made a terrible mistake” in a way.
The issue doesn’t affect every character of every person playing the game, but for those who have been hit, the results are hilarious, because it’s not just your own Sim that gets a new face, it’s all in his game, even the townspeople.
In a thread on the EA support forums, other users are posting examples of their own affected Sims. Some have slimmer necks and crossed eyes. Others say that their mouths are now transparent, or that their eyeballs have sunk back into their skulls, or that their eyelids are messy as they blink. And then there are the old shark teeth here:
Those affected say that it doesn’t matter if they are using mods or not, or if they can start new ones or edit their existing characters or not, the errors persist. In response, EA says, “The team is aware of and is investigating a bug in yesterday’s update that resulted in changes to the face and body of existing Sims,” and that “we’re on it and will keep you posted as we work to find a solution”. ”